GREENFIELD, WISCONSIN – The Greenfield Police Department released video of a high-speed pursuit that involved the driver ramming a police cruiser before crashing out after another officer performed the PIT maneuver.
The PIT maneuver, or Pursuit Intervention Technique, is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing police car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop.
Greenfield Police Department posted the video to their department Facebook page with a statement that read:
“On September 22, 2017 at 1:58 AM a citizen in the 10000 block of West Meadow Drive called to report suspicious persons got out of a smaller blue vehicle and were walking around houses. A short time later a Hales Corners Police Department officer attempted to stop a small blue vehicle which fled eastbound on Forest Home Avenue. A Greenfield officer found the vehicle at 60th and Forest Home, attempted to stop it and the suspect vehicle fled. As the fleeing vehicle approached 51st Street, a supervisor was ahead of the vehicle with his emergency lights activated attempting to slow the fleeing car. The suspects intentionally rammed the supervisor’s vehicle and was subsequently stopped using a pursuit intervention technique (PIT). Two suspects fled on foot and two remained in the vehicle and were arrested. Suspect #1 is a Milwaukee male, age 16. He was found to be in possession of Fentanyl and a vehicle key stolen in a car dealership burglary. This suspect has EIGHT PRIOR ARRESTS for auto theft, the most recent three weeks ago. This suspect is also on juvenile probation through Milwaukee County. Suspect #2 is a Milwaukee male, age 16. He was found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine. This suspect has prior arrests for auto theft, resisting arrest, theft and possession with intent to deliver. Suspect #1 was arrested at the scene and is being processed. He will be turned over to juvenile detention on charges of Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Deliver, Passenger in a Stolen Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property. Suspect #2 was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. He will be turned over to juvenile authorities on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine and Heroin and Passenger in a Stolen Vehicle. One officer involved in the crash was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.”
You can view the full video below:
I posted another article involving a high-speed chase in Florida where the Marion County Sheriff’s Office used the PIT Maneuver to stop and apprehend a wanted sex offender who was dangerously evading on busy roadways in Ocala. Watch that dramatic video footage by clicking here.
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